Sep 20th 2013

The Program: Julia Haller/Hans-Christian Lotz

@ CourtneyBlades

1324 W Grand Ave. Chicago, IL 60642

Opening Friday, September 20th, from 6PM - 9PM

On view through Friday, October 4th

The Program is a series of rotating two-week exhibitions, two of which will occur at CourtneyBlades. The Program is conceived of as a transient gallery that penetrates local scenes with a gathering of international works and ideas. Like many gallery programs, there is no one concept, narrative, or thread that links the different occurrences of The Program together. Through its repetition, it provides the audiences with the opportunity to explore the visual and conceptual interworking of an international network with Michael Scott Hall at its hub. The Program is an autonomous plug-in, international in focus, while still fantasizing about the local.

Michael Scott Hall founded Chicago Project Room (1996-2002) in Chicago and later in Los Angeles. Hall moved to Vienna in 2003 and founded his eponymous gallery (2003-2008). Since 2008, Hall has worked as an independent curator.

Julia Haller ( b. 1978) recently relocated to Berlin from Vienna (where she graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts
under Heimo Zobernig). She has been in recent solo exhibitions at Christian Andersen (Copenhagen), Christian
Nagel (Berlin) and Diko-Reisebürogalerie (Cologne) and BaMalerei (Vienna). THE PROGRAM marks her first show in the United States.

Hans-Christian Lotz (b. 1980 Hamburg), lives and works in Berlin and the Black Forest, Germany. He studied at Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig; Städelschule, Frankfurt and Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Vienna.
Since 2010 he runs the exhibition space (Brussels) with Peter Wächtler. Recent exhibitions include Diana Lambert(Vienna) 2012 (solo); Christian Andersen(Copenhagen) with Julia Haller 2013; Lars Friedrich (Berlin) 2011 (solo).

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